Author: Gary McKenzie

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It made me Tingle

It made me Tingle There was a lot of hype surrounding the Tingle Creek Trophy Chase of 2004. It was well founded. The favourite, Azertyioup, had won the Queen Mother Champion Chase and, on...

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Lost in admiration

Gaery McKenzie is lost in admiration Well that was some weekend wasn’t it? Cyrname beat Altior fair and square in my opinion. And I agree with many of the experts that Altior was not...

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Like father, like son

Like father, like son Coolmore is a massive breeding operation. But it seems that high class equine genes are not the only ones passed down the bloodline. Joseph O’Brien was just eighteen when he...

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Playing the percentages

Were it not for Kameko then Aiden O’Brien would have been responsible for the whole field in the abandoned Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster. The Ballydoyle maestro had saddled five of the six...

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Green light for Enable

Enable will continue to race next year. The wonder mare has been given the green light to have another go at a third Arc win. Her programme has yet to be announced but it...

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What about the winner?

So the Enable story didn’t get its happy ending (if indeed it is the end). But she was not far away. Many better than me have written words regarding the great mare. But it...

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Curragh erupts for Pinatubo

Not many flat horses get a standing ovation as they hit the furlong pole in a race. Mind you not many two year olds do what Pinatubo did last week in the National Stakes....

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Swede little mystery

They say many a true word is spoken in jest, and my last words on the Atalanta Stakes came back to haunt me. Lavender’s Blue won the race and I cannot now get an...